Farm Tax Class Income Threshold Investigation


Metro Vancouver requested the services of Upland Agricultural Consulting to investigate whether or not the qualifications for BC Assessment’s Farm class status (class 9), namely income thresholds, warrant some adjustment to ensure that farmers and the public interest are benefiting from the policy and to maintain the long term viability of agriculture. The final report included several recommendations as to how to equitably increase the farm tax threshold while maintaining benefits for farmers and encouraging farming on lands that are currently under-utilized.

Link to Farm Tax Class Income Threshold Investigation report (PDF)